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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. the pace of big league sports stepping up. pennant races are taking shape the nfl training camps have opened for business. so there's a nagging question. are too many of the biggest names in sports and sports in their personal lives extreme
cases to outright criminal conduct? it's a question richard schlesinger explores in the cover story. >> if it's looking like the police blotter, it might be because of the headlines about athletes who are heroes on the field, and become defendants in the courts. >> sports is a microcosm of society. >> later on sunday morning, how athletes draw the line between what's acceptable on the field and what's prosecuteable off the field. >> osgood: a summer song from a favorite artist is welcomed by any fan and the fans of tori amos are very loyal indeed. we'll show you why. >> alternative wild child, tori amos has turned 50.
>> enough to play? >> no. >> is it? >> menopause. i need to have little cheat sheets. >> tori amos on memory, motherhood, and her musical ambition later on sunday morning. >> osgood: for century the square and compass has been the symbol, and mo rocco will tell us that the freemasons are much freer than any of us thought. >> it's the world's oldest fraternity known for rituals, symbols and secrecy. what would happen if i found out the secret handshake and i weren't a mason. would you have to kill me? >> we might buy you a beer. >> ahead on sunday morning, meet the masons.
>> osgood: lee glass is a hollywood veteran with remarkable staying power, not that she hasn't experienced setbacks along the way. she talks about that this morning with michelle miller. whi. he looks back on her life, actress and director lee grant is not happy about two things. the black list. what did you think about communism at the time? >> i thought nothing about it. >> and what she saw in the mirror? >> i didn't want to disclose my age. >> ahead on sunday morning, the ageless odyssey of lee grant. as long as you don't ask her age. how old are you? >> i can't tell you that. >> kinds some determined drummers on a small japanese island. and steve hartman at work. offering some stay at home
movie recommendations. those stories and more, but first the headlines for this sunday morning the 3rd of august, 2014. israel has issued a statement saying that the soldier who was believed to be abducted by hamas militants in the gaza strip was, in fact, killed in action during the fighting. we have the latest from tel aviv. >> word came overnight that 23-year-old hadar goldin was killed in battle in the gaza strip the day he was presumed missing and kidnapped. they wouldn't go into the details. the israelis, continue their bombardment of gaza overnight hitting suspected hamas targets. and we understand know wo of those airstrikes fell outside of a u.n. protected school killing 10 people. last night prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israeli forces are close to completing one of their tasks destroying a series of
tunnels, although there's no indications of direct talks with hamas a recent deployment of troops suggests that israel may be getting ready to pull back. >> i'm charlie d'agata in tel aviv. >> dr. kent brantly arrived aboard a private medical jet. he's believed to be the first person infected in the ebola virus to be brought into this country for treatment. the death toll from the african epidemic stands at more than 700. world health officials they sear not sure they have the upperhand in controlling its spread. we'll have more on this shortly. in ukraine the head of an international team says sniffer dogs found more remains at the crash site of malaysian airlines flight 17. more than two weeks after the crash as many as 80 victims are still missing.
a developing store frechina. state media says a strong earthquake struck a remote area of china. more than 100 dead and many injuries. from los angeles the century old water main that burst on tuesday was finally sealed off tuesday anc. an estimated 20 million gallons of water flowed into the campus at ucla before it was repaired. there's a different sort of water problem in toledo, ohio. 400,000 residents are told not to drink their water after it was discovered it was contaminateed with toxin, possibly from algae in lake erie. supplies are trucked in until it's safe again. at the kennedy compound in hyannis port, yesterday robert kennedy, jr. son of robert f. kennedy married actress cheryl
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>> osgood: as we told you earlier, the first of two americans infected in west africa with the ebola virus arrived in a hospital at atlanta on saturday, back in west afka, the death toll has climbed over zen00. we have the report now from atlanta, and from south africa. >> a private medical jet from liboreia landed at dobbins airbase in murrieta, georgia, brantly was the only patient on the plane the other infected patient, nancy whitebol is helped expected to arrive in a few days. brantly was kept in an isolation tent to prevent him from infecting the medical workers with him.
and then transported by ambulance to emory university hospital 20 miles away. brantly dressed in protective clothing walked into the facility with help from the paramedic. he's being treated in an isolation unit. that unit was built in collaboration with the cdc which is just down the street. the agency used that facility to treat workers exposeed to highly infectious diseases. dr. jay varkey is a specialist at emory university hospital. >> do you worry when you treat a patient like ebola? >> i don't. i truly believe in the practices we have in place. and i have no concern for my personal safety or my colleagues. >> the cdc the chances of spreading ebola is highly unlikely, because it is difficult to transmit. according to dr. john lapook, chief medical correspondent for cbs news. >> it's only spread through
direct contact with body fluids and spectacularally, it is not spread through the air. if somebody coughs and you're down the row from them in the airplane, you're not going to get infected. >> reporter: doctors say brantly's chance for survival are higher than they were in west africa. >> he will treat brantly. >> we can deliver a substantially higher level of care, and a substantially higher level of support to optimize the likelihood that those patients will survive this episode. >> reporter: there are no known cures or vaccines for the virus which is estimateed to kill 60 to 80% of the people it infects. the cdc says the only way to fight the disease for now is to stop it at the source. the agency's emergency operations center is tracking ebola cases in africa and helping organizations like doctors without borders figure
out how to keep it from spreading. >> i'm debra pastor in south africa. in liberia they've lived through brutal conflict. now they face a disease more terrifying than war. one that claimed more than 700 lives and infected over 1300 people across four west african countries. following a top level meeting with the heads of state the world health organization sounded a grim warning. ebola is spiraling out of control, and the results could be catastrophic. but the director general of the world health organization, margaret chan believes the disease can still be halted. >> ebola outbreak when managed properly with the correct information for the citizens, tay come forward as early as possible for treatment --
ebola can be stopped and people and people can regain their livelihood. >> reporter: on the front lines of ebola the fear is causing more harm than the disease itself. people are terrifyed to go for treatment believing an isolation ward is in, effect, a death sentence. even a person coughing in a public space is viewed with suspicion, and foreign doctors are blamed for bringing ebola to africa, rather than trying to treat it. emergency measures have been put in place in sierra leone and liberia soldiers are going door to door trying to track infected pates and urge them to seek treatment it is not enough. and the world health organization has appealed to the international community to send medical teams of experts and life saving resources to the countries hardest hit by the worst ebola outbreak in
questions. the store sereported by richard schlesinger. >> reporter: they call him the blade runner. oscar pistorius the champion sax*fouth african athlete who overcame the loss of his lower legs to perform at the highest level on high-tech prosthetic limbs. >> oscar pistorius is going to win t.. >> and now he's called the defendant. >> the stunning murder case against the blade runner. the media track star -- >> reporter: pistorius is charged with murdering reba steincamp in a fit of rage. he claims he shot her accidentally, fearing a home invasion. >> i believed there was a threat to my life. >> his lawyers argued pistorius was suffering from an anxiety disorder.
but a court ordered psychological evaluation found no evidence that pistorius was mentally impaired. >> it should be great. will it be a world record? >>reporter: athletes and experts know this kind of mad adulation. >> pistorius has set a world record. >> reporter: can change a person for better or worse. >> you get treated differently. you get more things handed to you, and you have a greater feeling of invincibility, that you can basically do anything you want and you'll get away with it. >> did you have that feeling? >> absolutely. >> reporter: mike golic has heard the roar of the crowd. he played defensive tackle for nine nfl seasons. a position and a game that demand an element of rage.
>> i don't want to take anything away from what payton maning is doing. >> golic and his sports journalist partner, mike greenburg are co-hosts on espn radio. mike and mike. >> one of the greats in professional sports. >> sports is a microcosm of society. men commit horrible acts when tay put their hands on a woman. some are professional athlegalitys and they wind up at the top of the newscast. >> star running back ray rice. >> reporter: ray rice of the baltimore ravens made news. >> dragging her from the elevator he allegely knocked her out. rice was charged with aggravated assault but the charge will be dropped if he completes counseling. >> rice's name is now added to a long list of pro athletes akueds of abusing women or worse. >> what we have here is a suicidal man o.j. simpson with a gun to his head.
>> charged today with a double murder. >> reporter: how interested are people generally in athletes who get into criminal trouble? >> enormously so. athletes have become far more than any other time celebrities. today i think they're much more like movie stars and rock stars. >> that's exactly the point. i think when we talk about professional athletes, we should be comparing them to celebrities, not to the average joe. >> abrams is the author of anger management in sports. >> talk about athletes being a violent population. they're more likely to be involved in criminal behavior, and there's no research to support that. >> reporter: most players the overwhelming majority of football players and professional athletes in the country are like mike who have a full understanding of when
the switch gets turned off. >> the perception is these guys are meptal cases mental cases on the field and can't shut it off. >> we expect the gun and abuse charges. >> and when they do get charged, they get on page 1. it's not surprising that aaron hernandez, a former tight end for the new england patriots has been splashed across the headlines. he's charged with three homicides. the massachusetts police led aaron hernandez out of his home in handcuffs. >> hearing gunshots. >> you start to hear about aaron hernandez. the new charges isn't over a spilled drink. what's in these guy's heads. >> that's a question still asked by the friends and family of jovan belcher. >> it stunned the team. >> police don't know why
kansas city chiefs linebacker belcher killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. >> this was an enormous story in the united states despite the fact it was a player that most people hadn't heard of prior to that incident. >> reporter: plaxico burress, a star nfl receiver became a tabloid star after he accidentally shot himself in a new york night club. >> plaxico burress is on the front page of the newspaper for weeks. >> according to published reports, burress was carrying the unlicensed weapon for prec. >> how vulnerable are these guys to attacks on themselves? >> i think judging from their own actions they feel very vulnerable. >> reporter: the fact is some athletes are targets and become victims like shawn taylor of the washington redskins. >> shawn taylor is just 24 years old and already a football star. >> reporter: taylor was shot
when he confronted an intruder. >> the door burst open, and the gunman fired two shots. >> his girlfriend and one-year-old daughter were also in the house. >> shawn taylor was shot and killed during a home invasion. so it does happen. >> oscar pistorius has said he was armed because he was afraid of a home invasion. and for a growing number of athletes, fear is a part of fame. >> i don't know if there is a statistic on this that can be verified. i would say the percentage of athletes who carry guns has çó probably jumped 50% from what it would have been 20 or 30 years ago. i think largely because they feel they have to. they feel they need it to protect themselves. you can have a separate argument whether it's a good or bad idea, but forget what they say. look at what they do. these guys are carrying guns, and they're not doing it for no reason. >> abrams says frequently athletes are their own worst
enemies. too proud with faced with challenges off the field to just walk away. >> reporter: do you think you know from real case histories the types of thing that is cause these guys to snap? >> yes. the people they think are at greatest risk to snap are those full blown narcissists. the ones so full of themselves and when they engage in criminal behavior it's a rage. where does is it start? someone took a shot at your manhood. >> reporter: how hard is it to walk away? >> it's very difficult to walk away. it's difficult when you're in that mind-set to turn it off. that gets guys in trouble. >> eventually the judge in pretoria will decide what was at stake worry oscar pistorius. was it his safety, or was it his pride?
>> osgood: now a page with the sunday morning almanac. 1921, 93 years ago today. a new form of agriculture first took flight. that was the day that army pilot john lecree look off from the field in dayton, ohio on the first demonstration of crop dusting by plane. crop dusting flight was to follow. >> among the first of the aerial dusters were the delta puffers. >> osgood: this informational film from the 1950s offered a simulation of the crop dusting early days. >> planes like the puffers inaugurated a new industry. >> osgood: along with chemical pesticides crop dusting planes opened up a front against weeds and insects and achieved no small measure of success. >> the planes were a common sight across america by 1959. a common sight put to common use in north by northwest.
>> that's funny. >> what? >> that plane is dusting crops where there ain't no crops. >> the crop dusters pursued by carie grant is one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time. >> i believe most crop dusting flights are free of those pilots and free of pilots of any sort. as a new generation of crop dusting drones takes to the sky. the new crop dusting phenomena. the pilots of old unknown. it does it all by remote control. low flying spreading drone. coming up... the beat goes on.
coast of japan lies remote sado island. so far from mainland japan, entually it was a notorious land of exile. banish those who displaced the regime. today aside from occasional boat loads of tourists, sado remains a lonely outpost. distraction free. visitors come here for the island's dramatic coastline, lushly forest the mountains and quiet coastal villages. they also come here for something else. the drums. the drumming is among japan's most cultural icon. sado is home of one of its most renowned ensembles.
>> melody, no lyrics, mesmerizing. drumming is doesn't quite convey the pyrotechnics of the kodo troupe. the tightly choreographed performances on the drums are a joyous display of pure athleticism, as musical entertainment. the instruments are as old as japan itself. the largest tyco drum made from a tree trunk weighs almost 900 pounds. he became a kodo artist when he was just 18. now 33, he directs the ensemble. he says, when we're on stage, we clear our mind. speaks gets in the way when drumming. while making music we allow
ourselves to be swallowed up and immersed. the remote seting is tailor made for molding kodo drummers. this is what makes kodo unique. here at the isolated village, a drummer must spend years, living and training together. it's a grueling apprenticeship unmagable for most musicians. training is 24/7. when you're not in practice, chores. the lifestyle is meant to hone a sense of teamwork and discipline that translates into seamless intuitive performances on stage. tyco drums have been pounding out the backbeat of every day japan for 2,000 years. originally used in religious ceremonies traditional drums remain popular in a country where old customs still drive the rhythm of modern life.
>> it's mostly a man's game. females are ignored in the world of kodo drumming. among them is amy. >> training was tough, physically and mentally, she says, but it really paid off. nothing in my life has been more satisfying. when not training the world is traveling the world the world on tour. >> when not training, many come to the island for the music festival. tony is from denver. >> 15 of us have come from all over the united states and from canada. >> kodo's appeal lies in the fact that it's as much a physical as a listening
experience. production assistant dan rosen. >> the tyco is is such a primal university instrument it's accessible to everyone. and something about the japanese sdrum that's at once exotic but at once familiar to everyone. >> what isn't familiar is the emotional send off at the festival's end. the ferryboat takes fans home. there's one last salute. >> what are you doing later? >> still to come, actress and director lee grant tells all. >> we kissed each other and it felt so good, we just kept kissing and kissing. >> osgood: but first. tori amos on tour.
prolific singer songwriter, tori amos. she's been charting her own course a long time now and has won a very loyal following over the years. we have the story. ♪we see -- >> reporter: it's an inside joke. tori amos is now 50, and her fans in age right along with her. many of them first fell in love with her with the megahit crucify in 1991. along with the persona that was equal parts mystic and renegade. 14 albums and 33 years later, tori amos is still packing them in. >> the world tour kicked off
in ireland three years ago, ask as you expect, there's a message in the music. ♪it's not a like -- >> reporter: not a lot of women 15 and up are getting front line contracts. >> that's true. intimidating. and it's real and true and accurate it's fact. >> born myra davis in north carolina in 1963, she was a natural musician who at age 5 won a scholarship to the prestigious peabody conservatory. her father was a minister but took his daughter to play bars around washington, d.c. that left a lasting bond. eventually amos moved to the west coast and worked the circuit. at age 22 she was sexually
assaulted, an ordeal that left her psychologically mutilated. ♪tell me what -- >> her song about that trauma became an anthem for millions of victims of sexual violence. these days, amos spends most of her time with her teenage daughter and her musical collaborator and husband of 16 years, mark hawley. >> he's the right guy. we have date night. i'm dating my husband. if i decide to take myself away so he'll miss me. >> she goes to ireland. it's peaceful countryside and bally illiams. >> is this a place you stay right. >> oh, yeah. it's nice here.
when i'm here, the music comes. >> reporter: the name of her new album hanging in the hallway of the house. >> so i saw her and a story started taking over, and the rhythms started coming. >> reporter: the lyrics are a summons to liberation. don't be crushed they say by the guilt heaped on women by a traditional church or a judgmental society. >> even when we were thinking we were shamed. the shame is damaging. >> reporter: so i had to ask, does amos, the daughter of a preacher feel any shame when
he looks at this outrageous downright weird 1996 album picture of her. do you regret now that you did it? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: but that was then, before she had her own child. >> i did that before. >> and what does cash think about it? >> rock on, mom. granddad must have had quite a day when he saw that. >> part of the tori amos all her life. >> ever take your -- >> reporter: and now sharing the limelight for the first time on the new album in a duet with her mom called promise. what did you have in mind when
you wrote that? >> we were talking about what happens when a mom and daught the point of talking -- they don'tine get that far because the world comes up. so we decided let's say something that talks about what we won't do, what we we won't do eachat we say do to support each other. >> reporter: before every vf ngs again.w6zs looag ari leave. but theverauell ari61% ofç3 admit to doing some hi other orkers are given 31 days of paid time off. japan? 10 days. italy,nada, 19. and if your time off consider thislk
than a quarter of the american workforce take no vacation time. are both okay. we need them both, it's clear. but one without the other is not good for us. all work, no play each day, makes jack aoy. and time away from work does not mean greater joy. in working hard as well and satisfaction too. which makes vacation sweeter. no matter what we do. coming up the freemasons. behind closed doors.
most well known secret society. rich with symbols and ritual. it's a source of legends. parodys. ♪who has the metric system down ♪we do, we do. >> reporter: and conspiracy theories. >> because so much organized crime using the masonic secret system and the good old boy ?x*et worknetwork to get away with murder. >> reporter: welcome to the world of freemasonry. >> true or false the masons are a secret society? >> no. that's false. >> reporter: ucla history professor, margaret jacobs is one of the world's leading experts on freemasonry. true or false freemasonry is a religion? >> false. >> reporter: true or false, freemasons were behind the american revolution? false >> reporter: what about the dollar bill thats masonic,
right? >> no. everybody says masonic. it's a commonplace symbol that particular set of symbols. >> reporter: true. freemasons laid the corner stone of america well, at least some of the most iconic structures. so what is freemasonry? simply put it's the world's oldest and largest fraternity. it's membership of who's who of world history. george washington. beverage lin franklin, winston churchhill mozart, davey crockett harry houdini. gerald ford, john wayne, andine even colonel sanders. >> if you want to be a member, you'll need to demonstrate good character and belief in some sort of a supreme being. and in almost all lodges it's men only. next, you're up for a vote explains former new york state
grand master james sullivan. >> they either vote to accept you, and then the three degrees thaw go through. >> once you earn the third degree and that's where the phrase comes from, you can join any number of >> brant mason is a 33rd gree mason, and you know, that big building in washington, d.c. this isn't like the masonic vatican, but it's an important building. >> it's an important building, absolutely right. it's the freemasonry in united states, and that's the headquarters building. >> reporter: inside the temple lodge room is a stunner. downstairs, there's this. >> this is the flag that he took with him. thi. flag, southern jurisdiction that went -- wow. now it's tiny hats and small cars are your thing there's
the party animals of the freemasonry, the shriners. you may know them for the two children's hospitals where patients don't have to pay a cent. the masons are philanthropic and donate $2 million to charity every day. freemasonry began in europe as a guild for stone masons, but liveed on as a social organization. >> 1717. the first lodge is createed in london. and now there are men in these lodges that are not associateed with trade organizations >> they're not stone cutters? >> they're not stone cutters. so something happened and modern fraternity was created. >> it's not long afterwards that the conspiracy theories began. >> these men with different neighborhoods, different possessions meeting in a cafe, breaking bread and doing rituals. what could this be? so the response on the part of the authorities was oh, my
god, this is a conspiracy. >> reporter: and so in 1738, pope clement the 12th issued the catholic church first decree against freemasonry and it still applies today. in the u.s., freemasonry flourished until the secrecy made together object of suspicion here, spawning america's first third party, the anti-masonic party. it elected eight congressman, but lost the 1828 presidential election to andrew jackson a proud mason. today freemasonry has about 1.3 million members in the u.s. down from 4 million in 1959. among the members today, african-americans formerly relegateed to a separate black only branch of freemasonry, and then members like those in
colonial lodge 1821 of washington, d.c. most of them are in their 20s, and some attracted to freemasonry by novels and movies like national treasure. >> they formed a new brotherhood called the freemasons in honor of the great temple. the mystery -- >> well it's a combination of history, of tradition and ritual. >> you know the ritual but don't know exactly what? >> right. >> that's the reason people joined? what about the secrets. what would happen if i found out the secret handshake and i weren't a mason? would you have to kill me? >> we might take you out and buy you a beer. the secrets of a mason represent my integrity as a male. i took a promise that i would not tell you what the secrets of a mason are. i didn't take a promise that i
would care if you know what they are. >> reporter: also a big secret the meetings. no non-masons or cameras are allowed but in new york city they agreed to give us a glimpse. for meetings they dress in their sunday best, and like stone cutters wear aprons. at the center of the room is an altar. >> and all the -- >> pierce vaughn is the former lodge master. do people talk about religion here in meetings? >> absolutely not. there are certain subjects which are prevented from discussing in the lodge and religion is one and politics is another. >> religand politics. >> reporter: someone said masons were raised right. and then the ser poens. each one teaches a moral legend relateed to the legend of hiram, the architect of king solomon's temple. they can be a little unusual as pointed out in this
recruitment video. >> even while blind folded, try to concentrate on what you're asked what is said to you, and what is happening around you. everything will be explained to you in later sections of the degree. >> when a candidate comes through the door, he is blind folded because symbolically he's in a state of dparkness, because freemasonry is about moving from darkness to masonic light. >> reporter: it's about being unenlightened and then enlightened? >> that's right. >> reporter: as for what happens after that? well, that's a secret. but for members freemasonry is about something much simpler. >> it's a group of men that i enjoy being with. these are people that i go out to dinner with, we socialize together. they're the guys i like to hang with. they're my friends.
>> osgood: nothing like a good catch for a fishermen or a story for a traveling correspondent. >> reporter: a trout spring is no bigger than -- and when it comes to outsmarting fly fishermen, it's enough which is why truly obsessive fishermen like randy brown seek any advantage they can, like splurging on a $4,000 fishing pole. >> this is a pleasure to fish with. there's no other rods >> it's just a stick. >> it's the best stick there. >> the best stick there is? >> i think so. >> the rods he's references are designed by a legendary maker. this is the holy grail. which is why we recently made a pilgrimage to meet the
maker at his home outside of bozeman, montana where we learned this man who may know more about fly fishing rods than anyone in the world hasn't so much as held one since 1995. >> it has always been a pursuit of perfection. >> reporter: he runs the business with the help of his wife jerri he never cared much for fishing let alone rod making. but after tom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis he bought into the dream hook, line and endless tinkering. >> it has given him a life he wouldn't have had. >> i wouldn't have thought about m.s. -- >> reporter: as a kid growing up in montana all tom wanted to do was fish.
he used to fish until he dropped, literally. as an adult he needed less sleep and did even more fishing until m.s. now virtually paralyzed the disease forced him to rechannel his passion. do you still day dream about fishing? >> i sure do. i catch them. >> reporter: tom has none of the bitterness you'd expect with a man denied his past time. there's a joy in him that comes from bringing joy to others. >> over the years i know that i've provided thousands of people with their enjoyment in their favorite sport. it brings tears to my eyes. >> reporter: proof that there's only one thing better than a great day. making someone else's.
>> i need someone to be nice to me this week. can you be nice to me this week? >> no, i don't >> announcer: it's subpoena morning on cbs sk, here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: that's lee grant playing a doomed passenger in a disaster film, airport '77. in real life, grant is a hollywood survivor, with quite a life story to tell. if she tells it now with michelle miller for our sunday profile. >> reporter: lee grant has been studying her face for more than 80 years and so have we on stage on
television, and in movies like shampoo. >> you have no respect for me. >> reporter: valley of the dolls. >> why don't you remember him as he was. >> reporter: and in the heat of the night. >> what kind of a place is this? >> reporter: for four 1/2 years, sitting in her manhattan apartment. >> this was the desk. this was the desk they used for makeup. >> reporter: the academy award winning actress and director confronted her past business writing it all down by hand. the result is a new thoroughly honest memoir. "i said yes >> my real name is yova pascal rosenthal. >> her family had a vision for her. a life of fame and glamour, maybe as a dancer. >> rich, rich. rich american with a slightly rich accent. what they saw in the movies. >> there was play acting going on?
>> not play acting. it was just a yearning, an a wish. an immigrant wish. it all depends on me to carry out the wish. >> reporter: to make that wish come true, she threw herself into studying theatre. her early training led to a part in the 1949 broadway play detective story. a role she repeated in the film. it was the first of four oscar nominations. but as quickly has she ascended it all came crashing down. >> i was blacklisted from the time of 24 -- an actress 24 to 36, the prime years. can you imagine? 24 to 36. >> are you a member of the communist party, or have you ever been a member of the communist party? >> starting in 1947, the house unamerican activities committee subpoenaed actors, directors and writers to discover if the entertainment industry was indoctrinating
americans with communist ideology. what did you think about communism at the time? was it something that you were passionate about? >> i knew nothing about it. it was one of the big rifts between my husband and myself. he was a communist. i didn't have the base for that kind of philosophy. i just couldn't understand it. >> reporter: not only was grant in love with an american communist, screenwriter arnie manhoff. she agreed to speak at the memorial service of a fellow actor. jay edward donver, who died of a heart attack sloert of his 40th birthday. >> two days later i was in an actors equity meeting, and the actor in front of me said -- and i said what? and he said, he had this book of red channels, and my name
was in it, lee grant was in it. with the words that i said at his memorial. >> reporter: what is it to see your name on that list today? >> i'm in good company. >> reporter: grant's name was placeed on a list that included leonard bernstein, lena horne arthur miller, pete seger. orson wells and many others. >> from that day for 12 years, i couldn't work again in film or television. >> reporter: once her name appeared, she had to testify in washington, d.c. observe the unamerican activities committee. what did these men ask you? >> they asked me if i got my work through the communists. apparently, they had put together communist agents -- theatre agents. so an agent they thought was a communist. it was so stupid. >> reporter: in 1964, her
attorney did a political favor for the head of the house committee, and for grant the black list was over, but so was her marriage to arnie manoff who soon died at 50 from a heart attack. once off the list, many offers came her way including one of the most controversial television shows at the time. payton place for which she won an emmy. >> this is the continuing story of payton place. >> the statement was tell your brother i'm going to get it. >> reporter: payton place was a place rife with secrets and grant had been keeping a few of her own. she'd been scriming years off her birth date and more. >> i had a face lift at 30. >> that's so young. >> yes but i couldn't look in the mirror. >> did you achieve the effect you wanted? >> absolutely. everything that went down,
went up. >> reporter: so even if it meant playing slightly older woem, like the one who wanted a shampoo and a lot more from her seductive hair dresser. >> great. >> and what -- >> whatever you say. >> andine warren beatty was at hottest commodity in hollywood, but grant claims there was no sex even during his visit to her hotel room. >> we kept kissing and kissing and kissing until he left. it was morning afterall. you know, he had a lot of other ladys to drop in on. >> reporter: maybe not warren, but she did get oscar for best supporting actress. and her life changed again. >> as i went up, something came over me of knowing that i was going to be too old for
the kind of parts that i played. i had been running from disclosing my age and knowing that age would always be against me. >> reporter: as you're walking up you thought as the end. >> this was it. >> reporter: she bim a movie director. and along with her second husband, producer joe fury, made a series of highly successful documentaries. >> worked and be honest. >> excuse me. out the door. >> reporter: their examination of poverty, down and out in america, won the academy award in 1987. >> well, from 12 years of not being able to express your opinion unless you were punished for it, it was being able to explore all of the social problems that were
happening with the reagan years. it was the first time that i'd seen homeless people. >> are you writing? >>reporter: today, lee grant is just another one of those smart looking women you see shopping in the streets of manhattan. >> i want a quarter pound, please. >> reporter: this grandmother of five has no trouble being seen in public. just don't ask her how old she is. >> what do you want? okay, i have a problem. is that what you want to hear? >> no. will you tell me your age? >> no. >> how old are you? >> i can't tell you that. >> reporter: if she won't tell, we won't either. >> osgood: almost to see.
they call themselves the guardians of the galaxy. if you're multiplex has guardians of the galaxy on 10 screens, vu accessed the first run in theaters, and movies at the touch -- well, several touches and a credit card of the remote. there are more than ever, because they're a viable market for studios. >> 70% of you -- >> reporter: it's a bloody insane action picture with someone deemented too long and weird for a release, but on demand. the korean director look at a frozen world where the only survivors ride a huge looping train, and the have nots in the back led by chris evans, storm the fascist guards in the front car by crazy car. it's like a left version of the poseidon adventure.
>> that smile. >> reporter: equally has stoned is a movie not yet in theaters that will stretch your mind like taffy. >> the congress. half lies, half animated hamp baseed on a pioneering novel about a world where it's preferable to live in a state of drugy cartoon bliss than in real squalor. >> we at marymount want to scare you. >> it begins with the terrific robin wright paz an actress named robin wright who takes money so her image can be digitizeed and reuseed in movies for eternity. and then it gets really weird. two more left bloody but just as multiplex unfriendly. >> a perfect weekend together. >> the one i love is about a couple played by mark duplat, and elizabeth who take a
country house to repair their marriage and meet up with themselves. they're copies to act the way they wish each other would. it's a what the hell bloody comedy with a bitter kick, and moss is one of my new neurotic dream girls. anna kendrick stars in the drama, happy chris pass as an inept child woman who moves into the house of her brother, and by her presence, opens up vast fissures in their lives. >> are you in trouble? trouble. >> minimalist with maximum emotion. and a suggestion. i put the remote in the next room. if i take away the element of control, i pay closer
>> osgood: here's a look at the week ahead of our sunday morning calendar. monday marks 70 years as the gestapo seized ann frank from her hiding place and sent her to a concentration camp. if she had survived, ann frank today would be 85 years old. the duke and duchess of cambridge visit the tower of london. the memorial marking britain's intro into the first world war, 100 years ago this week. on wednesday a federal appeals court hears same sex marriage cases in the states of michigan, ohio, kentucky
and tennessee. thursday marks the beginning of the iowa state fair, including rides, and of course the fair's trademark 600 pound butter cow. friday sees an auction of the cartoonist. the swine comic strip earlier this year, and saturday president obama and family leave the white house for an annual summer vacation on martha's vineyard. and now in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. >> good morning to you, charles. we start with the breaking news out of gaza. an israeli airstrike hit a u.n. school killing 10 and woundings another 30. we'll get the live report, and the ebola crisis. we'll talk to the head of the centers for disease control to make sure that ebola is not
10 people are dead. we will have the details. and the latest on the ebola outbreak. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu vowed to keep pounding hamas but what toll is it taking? we will talk to the head of the u.n. relief pierre krahenbuhl how about the crisis is and what happened in the u.n. shelter in gaza today. and an american doctor infected with the ebola virus arrives in atlanta what steps are being taken to keep ebola from spreading here in the u.s and we will talk to the head of the centers for disease. >> we did a lot of things that